There is nothing in the world better than a dog who grows old with you. Sure, puppies are cute, but they are total maniacs. Have you ever had an elderly, smushy pup with lots of extra skin lumber over to you and press into you because they love you so much? It is the best feeling in the world.
Pets are so special because they see us through huge events in our lives and are always there by our sides, every step of the way. My pup, Simon, became mine because I moved in with my boyfriend. The dog has seen us move in together and get engaged. He will be there when we get married and hopefully more many years after that as well. Simon is a part of our family. He just happens to be a member of our family who walks on four legs and poops outside on the grass, with like, no shame. The pictures in this gallery show dogs and their owners at a couple different stages of their life. I think you'll be surprised at how quickly some of them grow up!
It doesn't get much cuter than a small child and a dog becoming lifelong best friends.The dogs in this gallery are so loved and so cute and so fluffy. Like, I don't think you're ready for this fluff.
Six weeks to six months
Kindergarten to senior year
Now and then
20 years later
Two years apart